Board of Directors


Interim President & CEO: Deborah Jensen 

Chair: Don Stark, Smith & Stark

Co-Vice Chair: Edie Harding, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Co-Vice Chair: Rep. Ruth Kagi, Washington State House of Representatives

Treasurer: George Edwards, Cedarmere Foundation

Secretary: Beverly Jacobson, Eastside Pathways



Tony Benton, MUSICA Entertainment

Dr. Dimitri Christakis, Seattle Children’s

Rep. Tom Dent, Washington State House of Representatives

Karma Hugo, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Heather Moss, Washington State Department of Early Learning

Trudi Inslee, First Lady of Washington State

Tim Merlino, Educational Service District 112

Jim McCarthy, E.K. Riley Investments

Dr. Mary Ellen O’Keeffe, Seattle Colleges

Dr. Beck Taylor, Whitworth University

Sen. Maureen Walsh, Washington State Senate

Kevin Washington, Tabor 100

Sen. Lisa Wellman, Washington State Senate

Charles Wright, Community Volunteer



Emeritus Board

Jackie Bezos, Bezos Family Foundation
Kim Ackerley Cleworth, Ginger and Barry Ackerley Foundation
Ricardo Garcia, Community Volunteer
William H. Gates Sr., Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
John Stanton, Trilogy Equity Partners
Bob Watt, Community Volunteer